Clemens Leske

Clemens Leske & Daniel HerscovitchWith a repertoire of thirty-five concerti, Clemens Leske has performed with all six Australian symphony orchestras and has played at venues in Spain, the United Kingdom, Singapore, New Zealand, Hungary and China. He has appeared regularly with the Australian String Quartet, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi. For his London Royal Festival Hall debut he performed Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent appearances include performances of Strauss’ Burlesque as well as Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with the Sydney Symphony under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Rachmaninov 3rd concerto with the Melbourne Symphony and a national tour in partnership with flautist Sir James Galway. Four CDs of solo piano works ranging from Chopin and Schumann to Kurtag and Duckworth will be released shortly. He is Senior Lecturer in Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Vladimir Ashkenazy states: “Mr Clemens Leske is in my opinion an extraordinary musician and pianist.”

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